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by troutfisher
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: New regulations in region 3
Replies: 32
Views: 5334

Re: New regulations in region 3

I sent mine last summer. I opposed everything but reduced creel limits. The fishery is fine the way it is and I don't think it needs new regulations to "fix" it. I support the 700+ adult fish the East Branch was stocked with since 14" to 16" fish are a big and important jump start to making 20-inche...
by troutfisher
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.
Replies: 15
Views: 1394

Re: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.

I've laid underneath the trailer several times shining a light and probing, but can't find the entry point. I've calked and used expanding foam everywhere. I've sprayed the underbody with rodent repellent. The windows and doors all fit tight and I suspect the mice wouldn't be able to grip and climb ...
by troutfisher
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.
Replies: 15
Views: 1394

Re: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.

My problem is complicated by the fact it is in the ceiling and back wall of my trailer. My access to the interior of the ceiling is through two 4 -1/2" square holes which is rather limited. Spraying or placing scented bags into the ceiling through the holes only repels the mice in those two small ar...
by troutfisher
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.
Replies: 15
Views: 1394

Re: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.

Unfortunately, mice leave a scent trail which they continue to follow from fall throughout the entire winter. I've tried both the sprays and the peppermint-scented bags by other manufacturers, but not Grandpa Gus. They didn't work. In fact, one mouse actually chewed into one of the scent bags!
by troutfisher
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: The mystery of Orvis line weight ratings
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: The mystery of Orvis line weight ratings

I build my own rods from graphite blanks now but have owned several Orvis bamboo rods in the past. And having worked for two major tackle companies, I can tell you that every fly rod will handle at least three line weights. Matching a line to a rod can be difficult as manufacturers use different mat...
by troutfisher
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Loon Knot Sense question?
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Loon Knot Sense question?

As most of you probably know, Loon makes a product called Knot Sense, which is a liquid coating applied to knots mainly to give them strength and make them streamlined. In theory, coating the knot cements the coils together preventing failure from them slipping and cutting into each other under grea...
by troutfisher
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: How many remember Harry Darbee
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: How many remember Harry Darbee

Hi Bill Vance. I went to Bill Adams' 90th birthday party and it was great seeing him again. I met his new girlfriend there. Incidentally, I sat at the same table with Doug Penna and his wife. He and I started the EJTU fly tying courses and ran them together for many years. He doesn't trout fish any ...
by troutfisher
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: How many remember Harry Darbee
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: How many remember Harry Darbee

Ted will probably remember when we invited him down to an East Jersey Chapter TU meeting and presented him with a plaque for his conservation work. Known as a talker, our thoughts were that after he received the award, he would talk about all the things he did and that would be our program for the n...
by troutfisher
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Antrim Lodge
Replies: 10
Views: 933

Re: Antrim Lodge

I started fishing the Catskills in 1969 and only stayed at the Antrim one night. I remember the bathroom at the end of the hall and each room having a big armoire instead of closets. I also remember Keener's Pool. Those are my fond memories of the Antrim. My un-fond memory is that I didn't sleep a w...
by troutfisher
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.
Replies: 15
Views: 1394

Re: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.

Thanks Stokes, I know about the dryer sheets and that they lose their scent. That's the problem. Once the campground is closed, and snowed-in, I can't go back into the trailer to replace them.